How do I use a mini lathe?

Answer TurningInsert a tool bit into the tool holder. Adjust the cutting edge to the desired height. Place the tool at a 45-degree angle to the edge of the work piece. Move the carriage, and position the ... Read More »

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Harbor Freight Mini Lathe Specs?

Harbor Freight Tools, in business since 1968, makes several mini lathes. A lathe is a machine tool that rotates a cylindrical object, usually wood or metal, along its axis cutting away material to ... Read More »

Can you use a wood lathe as a metal lathe?

Yes, a high quality wood lathe can be modified to spin and shape metal, if the metal is soft enough. But a wood lathe should not be used to cut metal.References:Lathes modified for metal spinningWo... Read More »

How to Set Up a Lathe?

This article will show you how to set up a lathe.

What is a CNC lathe?

CNC (computer numerical control) lathes are used to make cylindrical parts out of various materials, including metal, wood and plastic. Since they are computer operated, you must input the commands... Read More »